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James Tyrrell


James had hardly touched a camera when he came to Londolozi, but his writing skills that complemented his Honours degree in Zoology meant that he was quickly snapped up by the Londolozi blog team. An environment rich in photographers helped him develop the ...

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on Bird Combat: Guineafowl Capoeira

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Marinda Drake
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Wow! Stunning pictures. Amazing sighting.

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

What a great series of photos James. One could really witness the story , through your lens. Good to know it was more or less a draw, albeit one Guineafowl did exhibit a less aggressive stance.

Just goes to show there is action everywhere- not just involving the Big Five. 😊📷📷

James Tyrrell

Thanks Denise!

Bob and Lucie Fjeldstad
Guest contributor

You always find something we’ve never seen before! Fascinating!

Joanne Wadsworth Kelley
Master Tracker

Exceptional series and told it’s own story! Always a scrimmage occurring somewhere in Londolozi!

James Tyrrell

Thanks Joanne!

Wendy Macnicol
Digital Tracker

Hi James. Very interesting indeed. The Roosters on my aunt’s farm (which is now Mabula Lodge) used to fight like this and I used to watch in fascination as a small child. The Turkey males did too. Your very good description brought back memories to me. Thank you, James. Very well written. Wendy M

Callum Evans
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I can’t work out if that would have been hilarious or scary to watch!!


You haven’t seen these birds chase each other! It’s HILARIOUS. They choose an oval usually and the one biRd simply chases the other. Round and around. And around. It’s like watching the 800m in athletics. And at the back of it all there’s some whey-faced, drab simpering little miss with a coy smile on her face, looking as if butter wouldn’t melt in her mouth…

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